It applies to any and all uses of force.
Government is force. Period.
People who keep screaming for
"Baker, you are an idiot," someone will say.
OK, show me an instance where government functions without having the ability to resort to punishment, whether just or unjust.
Someone is going to say, "Baker, you have again proven that you are an idiot. Government is not force."
M'kay. Show me an example. Any example. One example. Give me one single example where
You can't do it.
Government is force. Government
Mass and Acceleration make up the other side of the equation: Law is mass. The ability to make people follow the law, punishment, is acceleration.
Government creates law and then uses various means to enforce (see, the word force again) that law.
Aside: The United States is
In a republic, a majority of the voters (not a majority of the people), invest mass and acceleration into elected representatives. They combine to create
Government has to be
Force is necessary. Absolutely necessary. The problem is when to reign in that